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As For Election Day, It's All A Matter Of Perspective

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

Like a marathon runner who sees the finishing line but still has a distance before breaking the tape, the last few days of a campaign can be the most difficult.

This year has been particularly grueling, with Tea Party rallies, candidates threatening reporters, and a senatorial write-in campaign adding to the already colorful mix of politics.

Perhaps that is why this weekend's dual rallies on the Washington Mall seem so perfectly timed. When Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert announced the event, I didn't imagine the U.S. Park Service would actually issue a permit. But they did, and this faux rally could be just what our country needs to counter the negativity that has dominated the past few months.

A friend told me last night (with chagrin) there are only six weeks until Christmas. I told her (with relief) there are only six days until the election.

It's all a matter of perspective, and I am hoping mine will improve after the rally and before November 2.

 

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